CYP, Early Years and Youth Work Apprenticeships

Children and Young People's Workforce Level 2

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.

This qualification is suitable for anyone working, volunteering or on practical placement as learners need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

This qualification will take approximately 12 months to compete. The Level 2 provides a direct progression route to the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce as they share a number of units.

Children and Young People's Workforce Level 3

This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years.

It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas and is split in to three pathways:

  • Early Learning and Childcare
  • Social Care
  • Learning and Development Support Services

It is also a must-have for all practitioners delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage.

In addition, it contains an optional unit 'Understand how to set up a home based child care service' which can betaken as a stand-alone unit for those who wish to become registered child-minders.

The Level 3 qualification is suitable for anyone working, volunteering or on practical placement at a supervisory level as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

On completion of the Level 3, learners can progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services or a Foundation Degree,

This qualification will take approximately 12 months to complete.

Assessment

These qualifications are both assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or tasks.

Youth Work Level 2 Certificate 

This programme is for individuals ages 19 years or above who wish to work as an assistant youth support working with young people primarily between 13-19, but in some cases 11-25. Youth Work seeks to promote young people's personal and social development and is provided within the local authority or voluntary sector. 

You will study a range of units:

- Theory of Youth Work

- Safeguarding in a Youth Work Setting

- Young people's development 

- Engaging and communicating with young people.

- Working with challenging behaviour in youth work settings.

- Reflective practice in a youth work setting

- Work-based practice in Youth Work. 

- Group Work within a Youth Work Setting 

The programme will last 12-18 months. The assessment will include a range of evidence such as case studies, reflective logs, assignments and practice files. 


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